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Tony Lyons

posted 8 Mar 2016, 13:19 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 20 Mar 2016, 13:14 ]

Tony Lyons has been Laune Rangers number 1 goalkeeper since the retirement of his cousin Peter Lyons - and now enters his 15th season between the sticks as Senior goalkeeper.  His list of sporting achivements is one to behold:-

1 Hogan Cup, 1 Munster Colleges, 1 Kerry Colleges, 1 Senior Club Championship, 2 Co League Div One, 1 Co League Div Two, 2 Co League Div Five, 3 Co League Div Six, 3 Molyneaux Cups, 7 Mid Kerry Championships, 5 Mid Kerry Leagues, 1 All Ireland Freshers League (UL), 1 All Ireland U14 (Feile), Various Soccer Leagues & Cups (Killorglin AFC & Lisselton Rovers AFC), Represented Kerry in EA Sports Cup (FAI League Cup)


ABOUT YOURSELF 


Date of Birth:               17th April 1978 

Height:                         5' 10"

Occupation:                Accountant 

First memory in GAA: 1986 All Ireland Final Kerry vs Tyrone & Pat Spillane fisted goal.

Childhood Hero:          Peter Schmeichel & Marco Van Basten 

Hobbies outside of football: Soccer, Golf, Coaching underage GAA Teams within the club



ON THE BALL 


Any pre-match Superstitions: Walking the dog to stretch the legs before games

Favourite Venue you have played in: Gaelic Grounds (Limerick), Fitzgerald Stadium 

Biggest Influence on your Career to Date: Parents Tony & Kathleen, Cousin Peter Lyons, Previous Coaches John Evans & James Sheehan 

Most Memorable sporting moment as a player: Winning All Ireland Colleges with ISK in Croke Park and the trip into Killorglin that night, Winning All Ireland U14 (Feile) with teammates in Meath and the trip home 

Biggest Sporting disappointment: Losing any of the U21 and Senior County finals 

What skill do you work at most: Practice kick outs and work with teammates on shot stopping on evenings when we are not training 




OFF THE BALL 

In 10 years time I hope to be: I hope to be involved with training teams within the club (and still happily married!!) 

I there was a transfer market in GAA who would you sign for Rangers: Recently Declan O'Sullivan, previously Mike Hassett 

What do you like most about GAA: Making teammates and friends for life; the social side of the game particularly after Championship wins

How would you improve the GAA: Think it is too county focused – need to consider club players more in terms of putting a calendar in place defining a start and end to a season and giving time off in the Winter 



FAVOURITES 

Favourite sport outside of Football: Soccer 

Favourite invention: iPhone

Favourite Food: Steak & Mash

Favourite Drink: I'm a devil for the soft drinks - Ginger Ale

Favourite Music: Kodaline 

Favourite Movie: Ted & Ted 2
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